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2 Nov 2017

2019 Presidency: CAN Makes 'U-Turn' on Fayose Endorsement

The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria has denied reports that it endorsed the presidential ambition of Ayo Fayose ahead of the 2019 election.
Ayodele Fayose

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday denied endorsing the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, for the 2019 presidential election.

It said the letter signed by Rev Dr. Musa Asake, was done in his personal capacity and not as its General Secretary.

This position was contained in a statement by Pastor Bayo Oladeji, spokesman to CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle.

It said since the letter made headline, “prominent Christian stakeholders have been making calls to CAN President asking for the clarifications since there was never a time the matter was discussed by the leadership of the Association. Hence the need for this statement.”

“In the letter. Dr Asake stated it there clearly that it was his personal letter. This contradicts the impression being given by the media that CAN had endorsed the Governor.

“There was no time CAN or the President of CAN authorized such a letter. It was the personal opinion of the General Secretary.

“However, anyone who wants to run for any political office in Nigeria has our goodwill in CAN and we would be praying for them if he or she is well qualified to contest, including the respectable Governor Fayose.

“Our prayer to God is to always get a godly, a detribalized and peace loving leader presiding over the affairs of the country.”

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